So Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta would rather let an F-16 shoot down a hijacked airplane than let pilots carry guns in the cockpit. That`s the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from the Transportation`s announcement last week that it won`t arm pilots. Unlikely as a replay of September 11 may be, the message of Mr. Mineta`s decision is clear: America still isn`t serious about defending itself. If the intelligence failures that led to that tragic day are perhaps understandable, the failure to take obvious steps in its aftermath is not.
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